Strike ends without extra salary increase for nurses in Norway

Lill Sverresdatter LarsenPhoto: Rune Stoltz Bertinussen / NTB
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After the nurses’ strike was called off early this summer, the parties entered voluntary mediation. Now it is finished, without the nurses getting an extra pay hike.

The nurses and other Unio employees in the health trusts will thus receive a wage supplement at the same level as all other groups in this year’s interim settlement, TV 2 reports.

Nevertheless, something positive came out of the process, according to the leader of the Norwegian Nurses’ Association, Lill Sverresdatter Larsen, who has also been the negotiating leader for Unio Spekter.

Larsen said that it was recognized that the recruitment challenges are real – so now politicians have to find a way to address the issue.

The strike lasted from June 4 to 16, when the Minister of Labor announced that the government was considering intervening. The strike was called off, and the parties entered voluntary mediation.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Strike ends without extra salary increase for nurses in Norway"

  1. Without a facemasking mandate for schools and children, we are in the face of a delta pandemic among kids, and we aren’t giving our frontline health workers the compensation they deserve?
    This war is continuing and by contrast Norway is not at war conventionally and does not need so many more war toys.

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